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“Lovely Lake Como” 4 of 5 stars
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In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Via Crespi 4, 22100 Como, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 49 Como B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Vignola, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Lovely Lake Como”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Me and two girlfriends stayed at this lovely hostel only one night while travelling around Italy. The location is perfect, two minutes walk form the Como Lago Nord train station and about 15 minutes from the Como San Giovanni station. It is literally on the Lungo Lago,the boardwalk that runs across the lake, and it is very close to downtown Como,at a walking distance of 5 minutes.
Furthermore there is a great Pasticceria ( Café ) in which you can have breakfast in the morning with really good croissants and cappucino at a very good price, which is something to consider since, after all, it is Lake Como. The room itself was very cute, there were four beds, a double bed and a bunk bed, two nightstands, a desk and a chair. The temperature of the room was also perfect. The bathroom was clean and nice, strangely enough there was no bidet. After the check out we left our baggage there with no need of a deposit,which was very nice.
At a walking distance there is also the funiculare for Brunate, that gives you a great view of the lake.
Definitely going back there when spring comes!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

not a luxuary but a practical hotel well located near the lake and only 10 minutes walking from the historical centre. we stayed a in well sized room with a bathroom with toiler, bidet and shower. cheap parking just 20 meters from the hotel. excellent location and convenient hotel. nice experience

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

A 15 minute walk from Como San Giovani station and across the road from Como Nord Lago station. Walk from station is a flat walk, if you avoid the steps at the station approach, by using the road for last 100m. The guy on reception was polite and helpful and carried wife's suitcase up to our 2nd floor room on arrival. In Riva is just over 100m from the lake. The bus terminal and the stop for the local bus service for the area are both outside the place. Free wifi, clean room, polite staff - definitely recommend for your budget stay in Lake Como.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pickering, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

this hotel has a great location right near the train station Como Nord and the bus station as we were travelling on to Lezzeno and Bellagio by bus. Close to everything and had a good restaurant and well layed out breakfast room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We booked 1 double and 1 triple room for 1 night at In Riva al Lago, and called a night earlier to confirm the reservation. However, due to some mix-up, our triple room had been given to some other guests. When we showed up, the manager realized the error (we had a legit receipt of reservation), and he quickly fixed the problem by getting us a triple room in the neighboring hotel at no extra charge, plus he included the breakfast coupon for that room as well. The manager was really helpful and friendly and gave us great sightseeing tips. The double room that we got was very clean, and newly renovated.
The best part about this place is its location! Right next to the lake, seconds away from bus station and Funicular railway with great places to eat close by. It is very economical and we were very happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The equipment of the rooms is simple but ok, bathroom is big and clean, everything you need is provided. The location is right at the shore and downtown. Regarding this the rates are incredible low. Due to the central location, the windows had to be closed at night, and kept out all urban noise very well. AC is priovided. Staff is friendly and very concerned, breakfast is just great. Finding the place without leaving your car is definitly impossible. Spend 8 euros for one of the hotel's "garages" and face one of the greatest imaginable challenges for a car driver, but don't worry, staff will be with you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

For Como this is REALLY good value (85 Euros per night for a family room for 2 adults and children aged 11 and 8). The location is good, (quiet square near Como Nord station and Brunate funicular), the air conditioning worked (when it was 32 degrees outside) and Mario, seemingly running the show more or less single-handed, was very helpful. Yes, breakfast was a compulsory extra but at 5 Euros each, who's complaining when mainstream hotels charge four times that for not much more - there was plenty of bread, cold meats & cheeses, cereal, fruit, coffee etc. It satisfied our needs and we wouldn't have spent less buying the stuff at a supermarket far less a cafe. Those writing poor reviews must have either had wildly unrealistic expectations or didn't do sensible things like emailing a day in advance to confirm arrival (especially if arriving late). We'd certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Crespi 4, 22100 Como, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
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Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Como
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Number of rooms: 10
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